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Penny Arcade - Comic - All Hail The Algorithm

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edited December 5 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - All Hail The Algorithm

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • GSMGSM Registered User regular
    Steampunk owl vape is gross and also pretty funny. (vapepunk?)

    We'll get back there someday.
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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades 地獄のようにかわいい あなたは嫉妬深いかRegistered User regular
    The punchline is great, really great

    Um, can we get some more Gabe-illustrated Keyforge deck names? Please?

    ジェイムズ・ブラウンの好きな色は何ですか?
    青!
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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Yeah that punchline is really fucking strong.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I love how Tycho is totally not amused. He knows he is being mocked.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    I love how Tycho is totally not amused. He knows he is being mocked.

    And he knows it's all accurate.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    This is the first time I've hit a comic comments thread with a bunch of posts and I had to just go and Agree with all of them.

  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    The vacant, distant eyes of these owls belie their understanding of the vaporous fate that awaits them.

    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    edited December 5
    This was the first great one I found in a quick google search, but there are hundreds more of these, I am sure.
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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited December 5
    The banned decks that are being recalled are just spectacularly bad:
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    Titanflayer-Farmer-of-Racism-832x447.jpg

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  • Dark080matterDark080matter Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    The banned decks that are being recalled are just spectacularly bad
    [...]

    Whoa now, you're only half right with the cited images. The Emperor that Pays and Titanflayer the Farmer are deservedly off the streets... HOWEVER!

    Wang the Suddenly Bruised and General Bonerider Colt both survived the name purge (you can find them as valid registered decks in the app!). Which is good because I think we can all agree that greater Wang-Awareness is a vital service that Keyforge ought to be performing for the public good.

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  • GrahamfGrahamf Registered User new member
    those names sound like they used a generator script...

  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    Grahamf wrote: »
    those names sound like they used a generator script...

    The game is a bit of a new take on the CCG where each "pack" is actually a randomly generated deck that cannot be altered. In order to guarantee that, each deck has a procedurally generated unique back with a random name.

    So, yeah! Whatever script is generating names for them really needs its dictionary pruned. I've even seen a deck name reference Camhub.

  • GuilelessGuileless Registered User regular
    Reading the news post, this really sounds like a fascinating concept.

    Also, those owls in panel 1 are on high alert.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    Grahamf wrote: »
    those names sound like they used a generator script...

    The game is a bit of a new take on the CCG where each "pack" is actually a randomly generated deck that cannot be altered. In order to guarantee that, each deck has a procedurally generated unique back with a random name.

    So, yeah! Whatever script is generating names for them really needs its dictionary pruned. I've even seen a deck name reference Camhub.

    Not just Camhub, but The Frauline of Camhub!

    There are some rules to the name generator, it's not just chewing on a big list of random words. There are certain words in names which only show up when the deck has this house or that house, for example.

  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    In what context does it make sense for Racism to be in the word pool?

  • Dark080matterDark080matter Registered User regular
    edited December 8
    Welcome to algorithmic content creation. It's finally a chance for humanity to test the "monkeys banging on keyboards for eternity" hypothesis. Before we ever reach a mechanical Shakespeare, we'll have to go through the "blind idiot robo-Twitter" era.
    In what context does it make sense for Racism to be in the word pool?

    "Racism" was probably not actually in the word pool. More likely is that the name was created using a root of "Race" and an algorithmic word-splicer which could take various nouns and turn them into an "-ism" (or a "-hold", or an "-ality", or an "-osophy", or various other compound words depending on the structural template of the Archon's name). The algorithm probably thought it had come up with a completely original proper noun (like Pineberg or Queenstown). This is just how computers think right now, and engineering out every. single. edge case. that they will come up with when you set an algorithmic creator loose is a fundamentally impossible proposition.

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  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm gonna say allowing The Machine to come up with words from prefixes and suffixes was just an inherently bad idea.

    Andy Joe
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